Appranix supports protection and recovery of GCP shared VPC
Appranix is happy to announce the support for Shared VPC setup in Google Cloud Platform.
Google Cloud recommends having a Shared VPC setup so that instances from multiple projects can connect through the shared VPC in a private network taking advantage of the speed and security of Google's internal network architecture. For more details regarding Google's shared VPC setup, refer here.
The main catch in this setup is that the network is set up and is owned by a host project and is shared between multiple service projects under one GCP organization.
Note: Appranix establishes cloud connection per GCP project. Hence, to support the shared VPC setup recovery, it is mandatory to have the shared VPC's host project added as a separate cloud connection in Appranix.
With Shared VPC, Appranix supports multiple recovery options:
Recover to Same Shared VPC and Same Subnet as source
Recover to Same Shared VPC and DR Subnets in the same region as source
Recover to DR Shared VPC and DR Subnets in the same region as source
Recover to Same Shared VPC to a DR Subnet in DR/Cross region
Recover to DR Shared VPC in DR/Cross region
The table below explains what is expected for each recovery option and the prerequisites for each use case.
NOTE: Create New VPC is not a valid use case for a shared VPC configuration. Creating a shared VPC requires organization level permission that the Appranix service account does not acquire. You could disable seeing the create new VPC option by enabling the "Shared VPC Network Recovery" toggle button under Cloud Assembly Configuration "Recovery Options".
Configuring Shared VPC Recovery Option:
1. Select the Cloud Assembly and click on ACTIONS -> CONFIGURATION.
2. Choose Recovery Options.
3. The Shared VPC network recovery toggle option can be On/Off to choose the below two options
- ON: This removes the "New VPC" recovery option from the recovery configuration.
- OFF: This is the default mode. This allows all the recovery options to be available during the recovery configuration.
Shared VPC recovery in the same region
Shared VPC recovery in the cross-region
Existing VPC recovery in the same region
Existing VPC recovery in the cross-region
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